The vegan chili turned out good.

One of my friends on Facebook started a group where we try a new vegan recipe every week. So far we’ve had black bean burgers and chipotle chili, both of which were excellent.

Buffalo White Bean Chili

Black Bean Burgers


2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup quick oats
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Buns (we did not use vegan buns, but you can!)


Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Combine onions, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook until onions are translucent. Add carrots, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and cayenne pepper until carrots are tender. Remove pan from heat.

In a bowl, mash the beans and then add the contents of the pan along with the soy sauce and quick oats. Mix and form four patties. Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set. Cook patties on a pan coated in cooking spray over medium heat, flipping halfway.

Use patties to create your dream veggie burger.

Capone’s was fun.

It’s a speakeasy dinner club & show. We got dressed up and enjoyed buffet dinner and drinks with a fun show. with lots of dancing, singing, and jokes.

Another bucket list item complete!

A five minute walk around World Market Auction was very entertaining.

We went in there because there were signs all over the roads nearby.. Store Closing! Hurry! So we went to see what it was all about, because we needed a couple of throw rugs due to our recent redesign. We stepped into the store and WOW!! The amount of gaudy items in there was astounding. Massive furniture, ornately carved and gilded… wall hangings with all manner of sparkly things attached (my favorite was a three foot diamond necklace)… and a vast array of statues, lamps, and knickknacks with a ton of gold, silver, mirrors, and fringe. It was amazing. And then the auctioneer… the auctioneer! He was straight out of a movie, with his mmbbubba hey lmmana 5 hundred do I hear 6. I laughed for a long time after we left.